Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Susanne Winterling: Current projects/shows/curation

Open until August 29, 2008 - "A Member of the Wedding" curated by Susanne Winterling:


Susanne Winterling, "Isadoras Scarf" at in Stuttgart


allsopp&weir, Markus Amm, Reza Aramesh, Julieta Aranda, Sue de Beer, Tjorg Douglas Beer, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Guy Ben-Ner, Olivia Berckemeyer, Eva Berendes, Michael Beutler, boyleandshaw, Ulla von Brandenburg, Candice Breitz, Laura Buckley, Susanne Bürner, Ruth Claxton, Tobias Collier, Michael Conrads, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Björn Dahlem, Amie Dicke, Graham Dolphin, Hannah Dougherty, Vito Drago, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Tracey Emin, Haris Epaminonda, Doug Fishbone, Ian Forsyth & Jane Pollard, Ryan Gander, Ludovica Gioscia, Andreas Golder, Tue Greenfort, Brian Griffiths, Eva Grubinger, Beate Gütschow, Alban Hajdinaj, Neil Hamon, Eberhard Havekost, Mathilde ter Heijne, Alexander Heim, Jeppe Hein, Sophie von Hellermann, Uwe Henneken, Gregor Hildebrandt, Susan Hiller, Myriam Holme, Andreas Hofer, Karl Holmqvist, Olaf Holzapfel, Judith Hopf, Julia Horstmann, Graham Hudson, Volker Hueller, James Ireland, Lisa Junghanß, John Kleckner, Gustav Kluge, Rachel Kneebone, Daniel Knorr, Karsten Konrad, Alicja Kwade, Tonico Lemos Auad, Kris Martin, Eline McGeorge, Isa Melsheimer, Mark Melvin, Alexej Meschtschanow, Laurent Montaron, Frank Nitsche, PaulMart, Julia Pfeiffer, Magnus von Plessen, Bettina Pousttchi, Bernhard Prinz, Henrieke Ribbe, Damien Roach, Kirstine Roepstorff, Pamela Rosenkranz, Karin Ruggaber, Yorgos Sapountzis, Dawn Scarfe, Thomas Scheibitz, Hanna Schwarz, Norbert Schwontkowski, Daniel Silver, Andreas Slominski, Florian Slotawa, Peter Stauss, Dirk Stewen, Matt Stokes, Jack Strange, Katja Strunz, Mark Titchner, Charlie Tweed, Malte Urbschat, Paloma Varga Weisz, Richard T Walker, Corinne Wasmuht, Nicole Wermers, Claudia Wieser, Susanne Winterling, Johannes Wohnseifer, Haegue Yang
Invited by Anna-Catharina Gebbers and 176/Zabludowicz Collection, London

30 August 2008, 18:00-22:00
Schönleinstr. 28, 10967 Berlin Kreuzberg, Germany

11 September - 14 December 2008
(Community Preview: 7 September 2008; Preview: 8 September 2008)
176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT, UK

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Christina McPhee: Take note "War as a way of life"

Curated by Clayton Campbell
September 27 – December 19, 2008
Reception: Saturday, September 27, 6:00-9pm
Main Gallery

War as a Way of Life, concludes our four part series, The Future of Nations, a year long conversation about important election year issues. Presenting a stellar group of international and Californian visual artists, War As a Way of Life examines the phenomenology of how people who are exposed to long term effects of war or conflict are transformed. Using photography, video, mixed media, and painting, the artists look at how war which is either abroad, in our own neighborhoods, or even in our families, is affecting future generations perceptions of themselves and their communities.

Artists Include: Susan Crile, Binh Danh, Barry Frydlender, Hometown Baghdad, Marty Horowitz, Cindy Kane, Ronald Lopez, Christina McPhee, Catherine Opie, Stacy Peralta, David Reeb, Sinan Leong Revell, Daniel Ruanova, Larry Scarpa, Mark Spencer, and: Amitis Motevalli , 18th Street Artist Fellow

The exhibit will open on Saturday September 27, 6 to 9PM.- that night the entire center will be open (all studios) in addition to the gallery exhibition. Plus, Azatlan Underground will be playing a free concert. There will be a 36 page catalogue with the exhibit.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Job Piston & Vanessa Albury: BAD MOON RISING special


Vanessa Albury, Diana Artus, Richard Ashcroft, Elena Bajo, Kelie Bowman, Greggory Bradford, Bettina Cohnen, Emily Coxe, James De La Vega, Liam Everett, Lonnie Frisbee and David di Sabatino, Tony Garifalakis, George Hennard, Annegret Hoch, Pamela Jue, Paulus Kapteyn, Richard Kern, Clayton Patterson, Job Piston, Luther Price, Lee Ranaldo, Max Razdow, Yoji Sakate, Jan Serych, Philippe Vandenberg

Curated by Jan Van Woensel

September 12th, 2008, 7PM

Live performance by Glass Ghost: 8PM


Designed for ISCP's Picture Parlor 2, Bad Moon Rising special focuses on a sociological and anthropological observation of contemporary life. Bad Moon Rising special exposes some examples of how the contemporary human navigates through unstable environments.

We've lost the center in our culture. There's no common ground any more. The horizon has been lost. There are no boundaries any more. You know, everything's been transgressed. For the last forty years, if you're really smart, and you're part of the intelligentsia—whether you're in the media, whether you are making movies, whether you are writing books, whether you're teaching school—the thing that this culture rewards you for is doing what? Transgressing every boundary you can find. (From J. Ligon Duncan III)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Press: Stark Guide

Silverman Gallery: Shades of Fluxus

Mini Market through August 30, 2008; Silverman Gallery; 804 Sutter Street at Jones; San Francisco; 415.255.9508; Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–6pm;;

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This is a great time to visit Silverman Gallery. "Mini Market," on view through the end of the month, brings “the art of shopping and shopping for art” under one roof. It follows in the summer tradition of a group show, which is timed to give the gallery and its loyal collectors a respite after a spring season of solo exhibitions, as well as to take advantage of a city-tripping audience.

A plywood booth dominates the gallery floor, crammed with hard-to-find items: canvas totes branded with the word “shoplifter” by exhibition collaborator CITIZEN:Citizen ($27); lace jewelry from Airya Rockefeller’s May in December line ($40–$60); and ceramic butt plugs by California College of the Arts MFA and MA grad Eric Scollon ($100), whose work is also featured in Yerba Buena Center for the Art’s Bay Area Now—if you have to ask, you don’t need one. Acrylic on panel cereal boxes by '08 CCA MFA grad, Luke Butler, are a steal at $800 each. Mini Market was co-curated by Carolina Aramis, Silverman’s partner on this project and in life.

Jessica Silverman is serious about curating. She has had art on her mind since she was a kid hanging out with her grandparents, renowned Fluxus collectors Gilbert and Lila Silverman. Her exposure to the most important private collection of Fluxus art in the world gave her a big head-start among her art-world peers.

The Fluxus movement is advanced stuff—not found in Art History 101 like Impressionism or Cubism. This arcane yet influential conceptual art movement was active from 1962–1978. Fluxus artists often blended different artistic media including music and literature, in fact, the name implies movement and a flow of ideas. Fluxus work is simple, short, and often humorous. Note to civilians: Yoko Ono, John Cage, and Joseph Bueys are identified with this movement.

Silverman’s exhibition program is unique in that she often borrows important works from private collections and encourages her artists to create new work for their Silverman Gallery shows based on the influence of these pieces. New work is then displayed side by side with the inspiration piece, an art history lesson for the viewer, and for the artist it's a chance to grow from the exposure to important historical work. Silverman also has relationships with galleries abroad and sponsors an exchange program of sorts, introducing emerging international artists to San Francisco and facilitating the same for her artists in other countries.

When Silverman moved her gallery from edgy Dogpatch to the border of Union Square earlier this year, it was as much a political statement as a business decision. Artists and curators loved the old location for being underground—literally—but there was simply no foot traffic. So Silverman relocated to this upper block of Sutter just four short blocks away from Sak’s, where the Academy of Art students fade out and a hipster crowd fades in for HUF’s sneakers and Canteen restaurant.

Silverman’s c.v. proves that she’s been using her time wisely since entering L.A’s Otis College of Art and Design (class of ’05) as an undergrad majoring in painting. In 2004 she spent the summer at flashy Deitch Projects in New York as the curatorial assistant dedicated to electroclash performance art band Fischerspooner. In 2005 she was the assistant to Andrea Feldman Falcione, curator of the art collection of entertainment mogul Michael Ovitz.

She arrived in San Francisco in the fall of 2005 for the Masters in Curatorial Studies program at California College of the Arts. Armed with an introduction to Steven Wolf, she guest curated “International Waters” in his gallery in June 2006, mining her connections to borrow work by Nam June Paik and Ed Ruscha for the exhibition. Now, just two years later, Silverman sits on the board of venerable non-profit New Langton Arts and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. This summer she is guest curating a show called “A trip down (false) memory lane” at Lexington Club, “your friendly neighborhood dyke bar.”

In her own gallery, Silverman works with a few queer artists exploring queer themes, but this is a coincidence. As a professionally successful, queer, female gallery owner, she is often approached by artists who may not feel welcomed by more conservative curators. Silverman artists include critically acclaimed Bay Area based artists, including Desiree Holman who won this year’s SFMOMA SECA award; and Mary Elizabeth Yarbrough, ‘08 SECA finalist.

Silverman’s mix is a dynamic, intellectually challenging program—San Francisco art history in the making.


Friday, August 8, 2008

If you missed Tammy Rae Carland's show - heres your chance:



ASS (Asia Song Society) has a HUGE group show -- I WANT A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL -- opening this Saturday 08.09.08, but unless you've received an invite, I can't tell you the address or the time, because you're not invited.

The show is curated by Anat Ebgi, Terence Koh, and Jenny Schlenzka, and was inspired by the Nina Simone song of the same name.

I want a little sugar in my bowl
I want a little sweetness down in my soul
I could stand some lovin' oh so bad
I feel so funny and I feel so sad

I want a little steam on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up so they'll go
Whatsa matter Daddy Come on, save my soul
I need some sugar in my bowl
I ain't foolin'
I want some sugar in my bowl

You been acting different I've been told
Soothe me
I want some sugar in my bowl
I want some steam on my clothes
Maybe I can fix things up so they'll go
Whatsa matter Daddy
Come on save my soul
I want some sugar in my bowl
I ain't foolin'
I want some - yeah - in my bowl.

Let's not forget the artists. Here's a super abbreviated list, as there are close to 100 artists in the show.

Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Tim Barber, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Dan Colen, Jules de Balincourt, Patrick Ervell, Rachel Feinstein, Kathy Grayson, Brian Kenny, Sophia Lamar, Slava Mogutin, Yoko Ono, Rick Owens, Jack Pierson, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz, and many many many more.

The show's up till 08.24.08. If you'd like to try your luck at getting in for a private viewing, first you have to find them. Thank GOD some things in New York are still a secret.